Tournament: 16 March 2019 At Manassas Park HS!

Tournament Registration is Now OPEN!

Click below to register for the 2018-2019 Region 12 Odyssey of the Mind tournament.  Registration will close on 15 January 2019.  Please Note:  AOL will reject any emails that we send to you.  Please do not use an AOL email address.

Click here to begin the online Tournament Team Registration

Spontaneous Workshop — Register Now! (1/2 Full)

The Spontaneous Workshop is conducted in a “tournament like” environment – it is NOT a competition!  Each Team performs two spontaneous problems and watches another team perform two problems.  All team members plus coaches (limit 2) can participate.   Partial teams and substitute coaches are welcome to participate if necessary.   Each team must provide a volunteer / judge to help us make the workshop a success.  Each team receives a FREE Spontaneous Challenge Kit!   Registration Closes – 11 January or when the last spot is Gone!

Click here to register. 

Coaches Q&A and Tournament Prep – 2 Feb 2019

Coaches, if you have any problem specific questions (NOT solution related questions) you’d like to ask our Problem Captains come to Coaches Q&A and Tournament Prep session.  This event is for coaches only.  Please, NO team members!

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Balsa “Crush-a-thon” – 9 Feb 2019

The “Balsa Crush-a-thon” is for balsa teams who want to test their structure prior to the tournament.
1.  Teams can actually crush their structure(s) if you don’t have a crusher apparatus and weights.
2.  Become familiar with the equipment before the tournament.
3.  This is a FREE event open to any Odyssey balsa team.

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Judge Registration is Open!

Tournament judge registration is now Open.  You must be 18 or older to be a tournament judge and must attend Judges Training on 2 March, 2019 at Franklin Middle School, Chantilly.  Click here for information on the specific judging roles.  Judge registration will close on 18 February 2019.

Judging for a team?  Request a copy of the team confirmation email from the coach before you register so you can link your registration to the team information.

Click here for Judge Registration

What is Odyssey of the Mind?

New to Odyssey of the Mind, click here to watch last years closing ceremony montage video on Youtube.   If your interested in starting the Odyssey of the Mind program at your school, Click here to access a wealth of information or contact our School Coordinator Liaison.

Consider Starting Odyssey at Your School!

Check out our Coordinators page for information on “What is Odyssey of the Mind?” and “Coordinating an Odyssey Program.”   Click here to see if you school already participates.

Welcome To Northern Virginia Odyssey

Northern Virginia Odyssey has five Regional Boundaries.  This website supports the Odyssey of the Mind program known as Region 12 – NoVA South.  We represent the lower part of Fairfax County and Prince William County.  See links below for other Northern Virginia regional websites.

Important Update From CCI

Do you know of someone participating in Destination Imagination® ?  If so, they might want to check out Odyssey of the Mind!  The following is from the Odyssey website:

It’s come to our attention that Destination Imagination® teams have concerns about the cost and logistical requirements in their chosen program. In order to ensure that students have the widest range of options in pursuing creative problem-solving, we have this message and offer for current DI teams.